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Mathew Barzal

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T-Birds Fall In Game 1 To Rockets

The Seattle Thunderbirds fell 6-2 to the Kelowna Rockets in the first game of the best-of-seven series.

1090 The Fan–04/04/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' center Scott Eansor celebrates one of his two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Everett in Game 3 of the teams' opening round playoff series. Eansor finished with two goals as Seattle claimed a 3-0 series lead. (Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Barzal’s Overtime Winner Gives Thunderbirds 3-0 Series Lead

Scott Eansor scored two goals, including the equalizer which eventually carried Seattle into overtime, Tuesday night. Branden Troock also scored and center Russell Maxwell continued his playoff point streak with an assist. It was the first overtime playoff game for Seattle since it dropped Game 7 to Kelowna last season.

1090 The Fan–03/25/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Mathew Barzal celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal earlier in the season. Seattle holds a 2-0 series advantage over Everett in their best-of-seven series. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Up Two Games In Its Opening Round Series, T-Birds Looking Good

With Sunday’s 3-1 win, the Thunderbirds hold a 2-0 edge in their opening round series against Everett. A start that has to please everyone, including general manager Russ Farwell and head coach Steve Konowalchuk.

1090 The Fan–03/24/2014

(Photo by Kyle Scholzen, WHL)

Critical Win Eludes Seattle As Spokane Inches Closer

Two late third period goals allowed Spokane to inch closer to Seattle with a 6-4 win, Tuesday night. Spokane now sits fifth, just two points behind the Thunderbirds in fourth place and three in front of Everett in sixth.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Ryan Gropp (12) attempts to hold the puck while being defended by Everett's Kohl Bauml (15). Everett defeated Seattle 3-1, Sunday. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Slow Start Dooms Seattle In Loss To Everett

It’s the second consecutive loss for the Thunderbirds against Everett in a little over a week, with Seattle (39-20-2-4) managing just two goals against the stingy Everett defense.

1090 The Fan–03/02/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' rookie forward Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates a goal in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Prince Albert. Barzal scored twice, his 10th and 11th goals of the season as Seattle snapped a 3-game losing streak. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Seattle Ends Losing Skid With Win Over Prince Albert

In the end, Alexander Delnov scored the game-winner in overtime to lift Seattle past Prince Albert 4-3. Mathew Barzal scored two goals, Roberts Lipsbergs added his first goal in nine games, and Shea Theodore contributed two assists to lead the T-Birds.

1090 The Fan–02/25/2014

Seattle Thunderbirds' forward Branden Troock (11) jumps over Tr-City goalie Eric Comrie midway through Friday's 4-3 win over the Americans. Troock finished with an assist on Russell Maxwell's game-winning goal. (photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Maxwell’s Late Goal Helps Seattle Hold Off Tri-City

Shea Theodore had three assists and Mathew Barzal provided two to lead the Thunderbirds’ scorers on a night the team won their eighth consecutive home game and earned their first season series win over Tri-City since the 2004-05 campaign.

1090 The Fan–02/15/2014

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Coach Konowalchuk Owes Progress Of Barzal And Gropp To “Compete Level”

Since January 25th when Seattle upended Everett 4-3, each player has produced four goals and five assists. Their great play has also been a boon for their linemate, forward Justin Hickman, who scored five goals in a two game stretch prior to Friday.

1090 The Fan–02/08/2014

Seattle goaltender Taran Kozun posted his third consecutive shutout over Spokane and his fourth overall in 10 starts since joining the Thunderbirds, Friday, in a 4-0 T-Birds' victory. (Photo by Brian Liesse, WHL)

Kozun Shows He Has Spokane’s Number With Third Consecutive Shutout

Ryan Gropp scored two goals, Mathew Barzal remained hot with a goal and two assists and Branden Troock scored his first goal since returning to the T-Birds’ lineup.

1090 The Fan–02/07/2014

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Hickman, T-Birds Beat Everett Again

Barzal and Gropp, each playing in the midst of their rookie campaigns for Seattle, are clearly two of the brightest young players Seattle has, and both are playing at a high level currently for head coach Steve Konowalchuk.

1090 The Fan–02/04/2014

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